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focus areas

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We support organizations that use music programming to advance youth development

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We support organizations that create access to high-quality, sequential music programming in primary and secondary schools

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We support organizations that further our understanding of music's potential impact on early childhood development

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We support organizations that leverage music and arts programming to strengthen opportunity-youth services

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On occasion, we invest in programs that meet the mission of this foundation but are outside our main focus areas

 

special initiatives

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The Music & Youth Development Alliance, (MYDA) is a nation-wide coalition of community-based organizations that use music as a youth development tool

 
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The ELMA Music Foundation's philanthropic strategy is codified in its Investment Framework. It showcases how we evaluate investment opportunities and measure their success over time.

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